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Release 5.7a is now available on the Sage Portal for Sage VIP Classic and Sage VIP Premier

Release 5.7a is now available on the Sage Portal for Sage VIP Classic and Sage VIP Premier

The update for Sage 200c will be available on 3 September 2021.

This is a mandatory update for all users.

Click here to access the Sage Portal to download the latest software.

Not sure how to download the update?  Click here to view the knowledgebase article on how to download an update.

                                          *** Important notice for Premier HR and Premier ESS (Total Solutions) users ***

  • The Premier ESS and Premier HR update software will be available on 3 September 2021. We recommend that you only update your payroll once all Premier HR and ESS updates have become available.

Note: If you update your Premier Payroll to Release 5.7a while Premier ESS and HR are on incompatible releases, integrations will fail resulting in failed transactions and manual corrections due to incompatibility.

The following items are included in this release:

  • RSA
    • COVID 19 Relief measures
    • PAYE Relief measures
    • Mid-year submission
    • Discontinued IRP5 codes
    • New IRP5 codes
    • OID increase limit and system change
    • Changes to employee Statutory details tab
  • Africa
    • Angola Tax Rule change (Premier only)
    • Botswana Tax table change
    • Malawi Tax table change (Premier only)
    • Namibia VET Levy
    • Tanzania Tax table change (Premier only)
  • Sage Support Access (Classic and Premier only)
    • System Access Changes
    • Process for Forgotten password
  • Reports and Report Writer codes
    • New standard report
  • Items Resolved / Known Issues

Please review the software release notes to review the details of what is included in this update.

  • Click here to view the software release notes.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: What is important for you to know before you install Release 5.7a?

A: Check that you are currently on Release 5.6a/b before installing Release 5.7a.

Q: What should I do if I get the message "Backup Failed" when making a backup before installing an update?

A: Please refer to the article on the Sage Knowledgebase Error: 'Backup Failed' when you are making a backup.